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  • Adrian Shanker Talks New LGBTQ Health Anthology - OUTTAKE VOICESMay 15th, 2020 In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with Adrian Shanker about “Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health” the new critically acclaimed anthology that creates a road map for action that could improve LGBTQ health. With essays by twenty-six well-known and emerging LGBTQ activists […]
  • Olga Rodríguez conversa amb Silvia Federici - By LITERAL Fira d’idees & llibres radicals May 2019 Conversa amb Olga Rodríguez. Silvia Federici: referent feminista en temps de cacera de bruixes. “Per a nosaltres, que ‘venim d’un silenci’ i ens trobem en un context cada vegada més boirós, és important construir memòria feminista i reivindicar les referents amb les quals dialogar per comprendre […]
  • Anarchic Justice at the End of History— in the Fifth Estate Magazine - The following talk was presented thirty years ago at an Earth Day 20 program at Loyola University New Orleans entitled "Earth Day 1990: Launching A New Environmental Decade."
  • Who Gets Solidarity?—  Living and Dying in the South Side Weekly - Three new books examine the evolution of “labor” in Chicago through the twentieth century. By Sam Joyce South Side Weekly May 27th, 2020 Labor,” in the Chicago context, is often spoken of as a singular entity. Headlines from the Tribune’s archive illustrate this use: “labor steps up,” “labor needs to,” “Big Labor’s expectations.” Even the […]
  • Out of Line: ‘Sticking It to the Man’ and the Pulp Revolution— in We Are the Mutants - By Eve Tushnet We Are the Mutants May 12, 2020 The standard story of the postwar media landscape centers on the rise of television: news anchors and variety shows, cowlicked children of white couples who sleep in separate beds, the same flickering glow from every home—Donna Reed across the face of the world forever. But […]
  • The School to Prison Pipeline in Pandemic Hyper drive - People’s Strike, Matt MeyerMay 2nd, 2020 Resisting the Push towards Alienated Education and Lethal Incarceration,: Featuring in order of appearance: Dave Lippman (song), Matt Meyer & Wende Marshall (co-hosts), Daniel Reyes (Philadelphia Working Educator’s WE Caucus), Tonya Bahwill (grassroots Philly organizer), Dave Lippman (song), Sekou Odinga Black Panther former political prisoner, Northeast Political Prisoner Coalition), […]
  • ABC #124:Wobblies and Zapatistas— A Review on A Brief Chat - By Jason CraneA Brief Chat with Jason CraneMay 12th, 2020 In which Jason Crane talks about the book Wobblies & Zapatistas from PM Press, in particular violence vs. nonviolence, and the idea of “accompaniment.” You can hear his previous thoughts on violence here and here. — This show is only possible because of people like […]
  • Vyvian Raoul Interviewed in Reclamerbellen from VPRO Television (Dutch) - By VPRO Television Vyvian Raoul, coauthor of Advertising Shits in Your Head: Strategies for Resistance is interviewed for a Dutch Documentary from VPRO Television, Reclamerbellen. Vyvian Raoul is a writer and an editor at Dog Section Press. Advertising Shits in Your Head calls adverts what they are—a powerful means of control through manipulation—and highlights how […]
  • A Mon Valley Memoir: How Steelworkers in Homestead Went Down Fighting in the 1980s - By Steve Early New Labor Forum May 20th, 2020 Younger radicals in the United States are today considering how to relate, personally and collectively, to the labor movement. Should they try to become agents of workplace change? Will serving on the payroll of local or national unions be supportive of such efforts? Or should they […]
  • What if John Brown won? - A timely alternative history thought experiment turned novel. By Andrea PetersonPlain Great ProductionsMay 15th, 2020 I recently thought I had a brilliant idea for a utopian alternative history story: What if radical abolitionist John Brown’s 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry hadn’t failed? What if instead of just being a spiritual catalyst for a Civil War, […]
  • Those Most in Need of Mercy: Why Melissa Tanis Works to Get Elders Out of Prison— By Susie Day - By Susie Day May 22nd, 2020 For 25 years, Shakespeare Behind Bars, an organization whose charter states, “All human beings are born inherently good,” has entered prisons and cast people convicted of serious crimes in Shakespeare’s plays. The most notable effort so far has been at the Luther Luckette Correctional Facility in Kentucky, where a […]
  • Puerto Rico Colonialism Is the Virus MayDay 2020 - By Matt Meyer Featuring in order of appearance: Dave Lippman (two songs, including “Ciao, Viral System – to the tune of Bella Ciao – written especially for People’s Strike 2020), Bev Grant & the Human Condition with Frank Negron (song), Matt Meyer (Resistance in Brooklyn, host), Dr. Fernando Cabanillas (first Puerto Rican MD to diagnose, […]
  • Bodies and Barriers one of Lambda Literary’s Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books of May 2020 - Lambada Literary May 2020 Adrian Shanker is an award-winning activist and organizer whose career has centered on advancing progress for the LGBT community. He has worked as an arts fundraiser, labor organizer, marketing manager, and served as President of Equality Pennsylvania for three years before founding Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, PA, where he […]
  • I haven’t been touched in more than 2 months… | Mickey Z. — World News Trust - By Mickey Z. World News TrustMay 16th, 2020 Photo credit: Mickey Z. Note: Please click on all the hyperlinks. On Sunday, March 8, as I was leaving a personal training client’s home, she gave me a hug. Four days later, I had a dental appointment that ended with a quick elbow bump between myself and […]
  • Women’s Poetry + Prose for a People’s Strike: Roses & Bread at 25! with Silvia Federici - By Matt Meyer An inter-generational, inter-cultural coalition of women artists celebrate May Day 2020 and the People’s Strike, as well as the 25th Anniversary of the annual (usually in-person!) Roses and Bread poetry and prose event. Featuring (in order of appearance): Eco-socialist Hip Hop artist Nejma Nefertiti (poetry and prose), Meg Starr (Roses & Bread/Resistance […]
  • Do This Again, Every Year, for 10 Years— By Robert Ostertag - By Robert Ostertag May 9th, 2020 Last April 1, I wrote that there was a range of guesses at how far global greenhouse gas emissions had fallen as a result of the pandemic, snd that 40% was at far outer edge of a credible guess, which is where the UN said the world had to […]
  • While Pandemic Destroys So Many Lives, The Surveillance State Celebrates— By Lee Camp - By Lee Camp Originally posted on Consortium News May 5th, 2020 If they’re able to track “violators” who follow within a flying spit particle of someone else, then it stands to reason they could choose to track pretty much any other type of behavior. ByLee Camp Special to Consortium News If we don’t fight back against […]
  • Anti-Eviction Mapping Project responses to COVID-19 - By Anti-Eviction Mapping ProjectMay 11th, 2020 We hope you are finding community and moments of joy during these unprecedented times. The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project (AEMP) has been working on a number of new projects to support tenant organizing and resistance during the global spread of COVID-19. These projects span across multiple AEMP chapters, and aim […]
  • GoodMorning America’s “unschooling” coverage— A response from Akilah S. Richards - By Akilah S. Richards Akilah S. Richards hosts Fare of the Free Child, a lifestyle and parenting podcast about the connection between liberation, learning, and parenting, particularly among BIPOC communities. Parents, educators, unschoolers and entrepreneurs tune in weekly to connect about unschooling, deschooling, conscious parenting, and self-directedness. Akilah is passionate about mindful partnerships and parenting […]
  • Lee Camp Interviewed on ACT.TV - May 4th, 2020 Julianna sits down with Comedian and Redacted Tonight host Lee Camp, who has been praised for his “unique ability to tear our political establishment to shreds.” Lee is here to discuss his new book ‘Bullet Points & Punch Lines’, which covers everything from the $21 Trillion unaccounted-for at the Pentagon to U.S. […]
  • People’s Strike May Day Broadcast - By Matt Meyer The first EIGHT HOURS of People’s Strike May Day coverage was broadcast in extraordinary fashion by Firoze Manji, bouncing back and forth between live reports and taped reflections. The entirety of those 8 hours can be found in the thread “People’s Strike: Fighting for Our Lives, Forging Our Future” (May Day Live […]
  • Watch Eviction? Dog’s Blood!! Norman Nawrocki’s Play - By Norman Nawrocki Eviction? Dog’s Blood!! Nick Zynchuk & Montreal’s Red Plateau 1933 A 50 minute long show, it’s based on a true story about a poor Polish-Ukrainian worker that made Montreal headlines in 1933. His funeral attracted 30,000 people – the largest Montreal had ever seen.  “Thoroughly engaging. . . And aside from being a solid […]
  • Rich Peasants, Poor Peasants, and “Mom-and-Pop Landlords”— By David Rovics - By David Rovics This Week With David Rovics May 3rd, 2020 In the course of the evolving patchwork of rent strikes happening right now across the US, there is suddenly a lot of talk in the press about how much the landlords are hurting. The landlords, of course, own the press, control the federal government, […]
  • Bodies and Barriers—OutSmart Magazine - By Terri Schlichenmeyer OutSmart Magazine May 4th, 2020 You woke up this morning feeling pretty good. That was quite a relief: in these frightening, uncertain times, every day of wellness is a bonus—especially when you consider that healthcare for a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer patient can be different than what straight people require. […]
  • Interview with a COVID-19 survivor —Mickey Z. - By Mickey Z. World News Trust May 14th, 2020 Coronavirus structure. Credit: https://www.scientificanimations.com / CC BY-SA “It felt like a global tidal wave of human sorrow” Mickey Z. — World News Trust May 14, 2020 “At my lowest points, the unsettling realization came to me that given the ferocity and rapidity of change with this […]
  • Sekou Odinga On Political Prisoners, The Black Panthers And The Black Liberation Army - on Millennials Are Killing Capitalism Podcast May 7th, 2020 In this episode we are honored to interview Sekou Odinga. Odinga is a former member of Malcolm X’s Organization of Afro-American Unity, a founding member of New York Chapter of the Black Panther Party and one of the falsely charged New York Panther 21. He was […]
  • Adrian Shanker on Queer Words Podcast - Queer Words Podcast May 8th, 2020 Adrian Shanker is an award-winning activist and organizer whose career has centered on advancing progress for the LGBT community. He has worked as an arts fundraiser, labor organizer, marketing manager, and served as President of Equality Pennsylvania for three years before founding Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, PA, […]
  • Resurgent Solidarity in a Time of Crisis: The New Orleans Mutual Aid Group - By John P. Clark May 10th, 2020 In my book, The Impossible Community I reflected on the experience of the Common Ground Collective and other groups that I worked with in Post-Katrina New Orleans. I concluded from this experience that there exists in the midst of crisis something that I called “disaster anarchism.”1 Disaster anarchism […]
  • Trump’s Death Denialism— By Ted Glick - By Ted Glick Future Hope column May 11th, 2020 The Vietnam War was my first experience with death on a mass scale. I remember, in the 60s as a teenager, seeing the reports on TV and in newspapers of hundreds of people, Vietnamese and American, dying each day, day after day. As I learned the […]
  • Dispatches From Fun City | Mickey Z. — World News Trust - By Mickey Z. World News Trust May 5th, 2020 “I still think it’s a fun city.” Mayor John V. Lindsay (during a 12-day NYC Transit strike in 1966) As I sit here in the epicenter of the epicenter —  not just NYC, but Queens, NYC — I realize it’s been quite a while since I’ve […]
  • Patriotism and the Tidal Wave of Hatred - By Peter Marshall May 9th, 2020 There is a Tsunami of hatred at the moment, according to the UN. The worldwide coronavirus has triggered off countries to close their borders, with their leaders trying to blame others. This has encouraged many anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, anti-Muslim feelings (with an increase in physical attacks and verbal abuse) […]
  • James Loewen on 1A - on 1A “The American Journey” is a classroom staple. The textbook has been described as a ‘superb, readable presentation of American history, from pre-exploration to the present.’ It is read by millions who are often tested on its contents every year. But sociologist James Loewen discovered that the 2015 edition of the book contained passages […]
  • Bodies and Barriers—The Meridian Star - By Terri Schlichenmeyer The Meridian Star May 9th, 2020 You woke up this morning feeling pretty good. That was quite a relief: in these frightening, uncertain times, every day of wellness is a bonus – especially when you consider that healthcare for a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer patient can be different than what […]
  • Forget Pancakes. Pay Mothers.— Kim Brooks in the NYTs - Credit…Illustration by Joan Wong; Photographs from Getty Images One lesson from the pandemic: Child care is work. And it should be compensated. By Kim BrooksNew York TimesMay 8th, 2020 Ms. Brooks is a writer. After just six days of sheltering in place, I found myself thinking about all the women I’d taken for granted. I […]
  • Raising Free People TEDx Talk— By Akilah S. Richards - By Akilah S. Richards Akilah S. Richards hosts Fare of the Free Child, a lifestyle and parenting podcast about the connection between liberation, learning, and parenting, particularly among BIPOC communities. Parents, educators, unschoolers and entrepreneurs tune in weekly to connect about unschooling, deschooling, conscious parenting, and self-directedness. Akilah is passionate about mindful partnerships and parenting […]
  • Mobilizing Climate Action in the Face of Planet of the Humans - By Cynthia Kaufman Originally posted on Common Dreams April 28th, 2020 Michael Moore and Jeff Gibbs’s new film is so full of weak analysis, misinformation, and misplaced invective that I worry it will cause more harm than good. To me the most misplaced invective is the treatment given to Bill McKibben. He comes across in […]
  • Ramsey Kanaan on Discussions with David— Live May 6, 10am PST - In this hour I’ll talk with Ramsey Kanaan, founder of PM Press, and before that, of AK Press, and a quarantined father of two boys, among other things. The event can also be found on lso youtube, twitter, facebook, vk and linked in, but that one link is the best of them for sharing and […]
  • Better Long— By Robert Ostertag - By Robert Ostertag April 30th, 2020 Martin Rees is a top shelf astrophysicist. England’s Royal Astronomer, Cambridge Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics, Royal Society Research Professor, foreign associate of both the National Academy of Sciences and the Russian Academy of Sciences, long list of prizes, etc.  In 2001, he published a book titled Our Final […]
  • Akilah S. Richards on Revolutionary Voices Radio - By Sonali Fiske October 4th, 2019 “This was a jaw dropping interview for me. 😱@fareofthefreechild just lays down so much intel & her own wisdom on how problematic our education system is… and how it is we can course-correct with self-directed education & #unschooling to raise free people — our people. This is for every: […]
  • Left-Wing Indie Publishers Form Coalition - Photo: radicalmay.literalbcn.cat By Jim Milliot Publishers Weekly Apr 29th, 2020 A group of international left-wing independent publishers have formed a new coalition with the goal of supporting each other during the coronavirus pandemic. The Radical Publishers Alliance came together a few weeks ago when Amanda Crocker, editor of the Canadian house Between the Lines, reached […]
  • Mayday Call to Strike: May 1st/May Day - People’s Strike: Fighting for Our Lives, Forging Our Future April 23rd, 2020 Cooperation Jackson Why strike now? This triple crisis of viral Plague, systemic economic breakdown and Government/leadership failure to prioritize our best interests, has thrown us into a fight for our lives over who and what is “essential.” We can survive, we can build […]
  • My Life with Books— By James Loewen - By James Loewen History News Network October 3rd, 2019 The New Press just brought out Jim Loewen’s public history book, Lies Across America, completely revised and with a new chapter, “Public History After Charlottesville.”  Recently, Shelf Awareness, an interesting website new to me, interviewed me, mostly about books that have had an impact on my thinking. The […]
  • The Virus Speaks— By Jeremy Brecher - By Jeremy Brecher Labor Network for Sustainability April 28th, 2020 Warning: I have gone viral and seized “Jeremy Brecher’s Corner.” My ancestors used to get around by rat. Rat trappers, like the ones above, worked in cities like Galveston, which was ravaged 100 years ago by one of my notable elders, the bubonic plague. It […]
  • All We Have is Each Other Blog - This blog is an umbrella blog from our authors, artists and comrades during these precarious times. Come for the ideas, stay for the community. #SolidarityForever #MutualAid
  • Left-wing indie publishers have formed a coalition to support each other during the pandemic. - By Jessie Gaynor LitHub April 30th, 2020 As the coronavirus pandemic continues to highlight the massive and devastating inequality in the US, the work of socially progressive publishers is more important than ever. With the goal of supporting one another during the uncertainty of the pandemic, a group of left-wing independent publishing houses have banded together to […]
  • The Invisible Damage To Global Music COVID-19 Has Wrought — By Ian Brennan - By Ian Brennan Pollstar April 29th, 2020 Musical Trio frafra was set to play the UK’s WOMAD festival in July, the members’ first time leaving their native Ghana. The devastation let loose upon the live performance industry by the current coronavirus crisis cuts deep. Beneath the stadium, arena, theater and club layers, near the very […]
  • Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health— San Francisco Review of Books - By Grady Harp San Francisco Review of Books April 29th, 2020 ‘LGBT people lack health equity’ Adrian Shanker is the editor of this informative compendium of essays that address the disparity in healthcare availability and quality facing the LGBT community. He is assisted in this publication by Rachel L Levine, MD and Kate Kendall who […]
  • Michael Moore’s Gift to the Fossil Fuel Industry— By Ted Glick - By Ted Glick Future Hope column April 29, 2020 Michael Moore’s Gift to the Fossil Fuel Industry Jeff Gibbs’ and Michael Moore’s movie, Planet of the Humans, released publicly via Youtube on Earth Day, must have “made my day” for the executives in the board rooms of Exxon, Chevron, Shell, BP and all the other […]
  • Dani Burlison on The Adulting Well Podcast - The Adulting Well Podcast April 27th, 2020 Dani Burlison is the creator/editor/author of “All of Me: Stories of Love, Anger and the Female Body” (PM Press, 2019), “Dendrophilia and Other Social Taboos: True Stories,” a collection of essays which first appeared in her McSweeney’s Internet Tendency column of the same name, and the “Lady Parts” […]
  • As the Coronavirus Spreads, Prisoners Are Rising Up For Their Health— Dan Berger in The Appeal - By Dan Berger, Ryan Fatica and Duncan Tarr The Appeal April 27th, 2020 Faced with inaction on the part of state and corrections officials, incarcerated people in jails, prisons, and detention centers are protesting their treatment during the COVID-19 outbreak. This piece is a commentary, part of The Appeal’s collection of opinion and analysis.  It […]
  • The Architecture Of Oppression— By Peter Marshall - By Peter Marshall April 26th, 2020 We certainly see the architecture of oppression in many countries at the moment. There have been pandemics before and there will be pandemics in the future. What we decide now will determine our future. Make the decisions ourselves and not give them to our so-called ‘leaders’ who will only […]
  • Pandemic is Not Just a Crisis, It’s Also a Gift— By Lee Camp - By Lee Camp Originally posted on Consortium News April 23rd, 2020 Like cancer, capitalism grows until it murders the host body. During this pandemic shutdown, it’s not getting the growth it needs and parts of it are becoming benign. ByLee Camp Special to Consortium News With most of the country still on lockdown, all is […]
  • Cindy Milstein on Collective Care, Grief, and How To Do Mutual Aid During A Pandemic— Mutual Aid on Lockdown - Mutual Aid on Lockdown April 11th, 2020 This is the first episode of the Mutual Aid on Lockdown Podcast- a series that exists simply to address one question: How do we do Mutual Aid during a pandemic? In this episode, we’re joined by writer and organizer Cindy Milstein, and she shares inspiring and insightful stories […]
  • scott crow: anarchy, solidarity and mutual aid to combat coronavirus and disaster capitalism - By Jenka Soderberg KBOO, Radiozine April 17th, 020 Long-time activist and organizer scott crow joins us on KBOO to discuss the current pandemic, and his experiences organizing mutual aid networks of resistance under the slogan ‘solidarity not charity’. His steadfast commitment to resisting oppression made crow a target of FBI surveillance for years, but he […]
  • Adrian Shanker, Kat Carrick and Liz Margolies on Lez Talk About Books, Baby! - Lez Talk About Books, Baby! April 23rd, 2020 Liz Margolies, LCSW, founder and executive director of the National LGBT Cancer Network, has served the LGBT community for over 40 years as a psychotherapist and political activist. Based in NYC, the Network is the first and only national program addressing the needs of LGBT people with […]
  • Out of the Ruins: An Anarchist Studies Journal Review - By Judith Suissa Anarchist Studies Journal March 2020 As Robert Haworth notes in his introduction to this volume, there is a rich tradition of anarchist criticism of state schooling as one of the institutions that ‘uphold and reinforce’ a particular set of social, political, economic and cultural ideas (p6). This collection of work by educational […]
  • For Your Lockdown Reading: Bullet Points and Punchlines— A Real Media Review - Real Media April 24th, 2020 Lee Camp is an American comedian who’s been bringing his own brand of political humour to inform and inspire club audiences for more than twenty years. He also writes and hosts ‘Redacted Tonight’, a weekly satirical alternative news show on the Russia Today network. His recent book ‘Bullet Points and […]
  • Puerto Rico, Protest, Prison: Johanna Fernández and Jose AND JOSE Saldaña Talk About the Young Lords— By Susie Day - By Susie Day April 23rd, 2020 Johanna Fernández, child of immigrants from the Dominican Republic and professor at New York’s Baruch College, has just published The Young Lords: A Radical History, a book about the 1960s Puerto Rican activist group. The Young Lords began as a Chicago street gang; then, inspired by the Black Panther […]
  • We Are the Shutdown: May 1st 2020— It’s Going Down - We share and endorse the following call for actions on May 1st, 2020. By CrimethInc. Ex-Workers CollectiveIt’s Going DownApril 22nd, 2020 Since 1886, anarchists, feminists, immigrants and other workers and rebels have observed May Day as a celebration of resistance. In 2020, when the continuation of capitalism explicitly threatens death for countless workers and the […]
  • Discussions with David— and Peter Werbe— By David Rovics - By David Rovics April 14th, 2020 My first interview victim on this new Discussions With David series of livestreamed broadcasts I’m doing from my living room is Peter Werbe, founding editor of the Fifth Estate newspaper, and longtime Detroit-area talk show host. David Rovics has been called the musical voice of the progressive movement in […]
  • The Global Economy, Climate Change, and Covid 19— Richard Walker on Against the Grain - By Sasha Lilley Against the Grain, KPFA April 22nd, 2020 Two historic global economic contractions almost within a decade of each other would have been hard to fathom, if we weren’t living through them. Marxist geographer Richard Walker examines the shape of the United States and world economies during the coronavirus. He also discusses the […]
  • Puerto Rico, Protest, Prison: Johanna Fernández and Jose AND JOSE Saldaña Talk About the Young Lords— By Susie Day - By Susie Day April 23rd, 2020 Johanna Fernández, child of immigrants from the Dominican Republic and professor at New York’s Baruch College, has just published The Young Lords: A Radical History, a book about the 1960s Puerto Rican activist group. The Young Lords began as a Chicago street gang; then, inspired by the Black Panther […]
  • Revisiting Earth Day 20: A Radical Ecological View— By John P. Clark - The following talk was presented thirty years ago at an Earth Day 20 program at Loyola University New Orleans entitled "Earth Day 1990: Launching A New Environmental Decade."
  • Adulting Well Podcast with Michelle Cruz Gonzales - By Michelle Cruz Gonzales Adulting Well Podcast April 5th, 2020 Michelle Cruz Gonzales was born in East LA in 1969 but grew up in Tuolumne, a tiny California Gold Rush town. She started her first band in that small town at the age of fifteen and moved to San Francisco two years later. She played […]
  • Facing Our Other Crises With Lessons From COVID-19 - By Cynthia Kaufman Originally posted on Common Dreams April 15th, 2020 As we prepare to bring our economies back from their pause, it is time to work hard for a just and green recovery. We have the resources, the scientific and technical knowledge, and the proven policies for all of us to live well. By […]
  • Journey through Utopia Reviewed in Marx & Philosophy Review of Books - By Arianna Bove Marx & Philosophy Review of Books April 20th, 2020 The builders of utopias claimed to give freedom to the people, but freedom which is given ceases to be freedom. Marie Louise Berneri Not many might have heard of Marie Louise Berneri, anarchist activist, journalist and public intellectual. She was only thirty-one when […]
  • Pandemics, Climate Crisis and the Turbulent Future— By Ted Glick - By Ted Glick April 20th, 2020 (I was recently asked to speak on a zoom call about the subject of “pandemics, climate change and extinctions” Since I knew very little about pandemics before COVID-19, I spent hours studying relevant articles I have saved over the last 45 days. I then put together the main content […]
  • Inspirationals.— By Robb Johnson - By Robb Johnson April 19th, 2020 Today, the UK Bodgerment, finally, grudgingly conceded that, well, yes, there had been some shortages of some PPE. My next door neighbour John hadn’t therefore been wheeling trolleys round the wards of Sussex General Hospital for the last few weeks totally unprotected, by accident, wilfulness or misuse of resources. […]
  • Exploring Barriers to Healthcare for Queer Women on Curve Virtual Festival - By Curve MagazineApril 21st, 2020 In this forum, three impressive women will share their stories about the care they have received and will discuss examples of how the healthcare system can improve by hearing queer womens stories and experiences. Panelists include Liz Margolies (National LGBT Cancer Network), Robyn Ochs (bisexual activist), and Ntlotleng Mabena (public […]
  • Birth Strike against China’s Population Policies— By Ralf Ruckus - By Ralf Ruckusunqch.orgMarch 29th, 2020 This article on China’s population policies and women’s refusal to serve as birth machines for the CCP’s development program first appeared in the Swiss weekly WOZ in German on January 23, 2020. Meanwhile, the ‘coronacrisis’ has hit (not just) China, and it is unclear whether the scraping of official birth […]
  • Organizing in the time of Covid-19: Mexico— John Holloway and Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar - Daraja PressApril 14th, 2020 Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar, Researcher and Professor of Sociology at Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla. She has done research about indigenous movements in Latin American and more recently about the feminist struggles. She has participated deeply in those struggles she writes and thinks about. Rhythms of the […]
  • A Call to Action: Towards a General Strike to End the COVID-19 Crisis and Create a New World— By Cooperation Jackson - March 31st, 2020 Cooperation Jackson Greetings Comrades, COVID-19 pandemic is changing the world before our very eyes. In less than 3 months, it has exposed the grotesque nature of the capitalist system to millions, ground the world economy to a halt, and revealed how truly interconnected our little planet really is. As bad as this […]
  • Eviction? Dog’s Blood!! Norman Nawrocki Livestream play April 28th - By Norman Nawrocki Tuesday, 28 April 2020 at 19:00 EDT As part of the National Arts Council/Conseil des arts du Canada series, #CanadaPerforms, Montreal playwright and actor Norman Nawrocki will perform his newest play, ‘EVICTION? DOG’S BLOOD!! Nick Zynchuk & Montreal’s Red Plateau, 1933’ online in a livestream web broadcast, Tuesday, April 28th, 2020, @ […]
  • Our community needs to quit smoking and vaping— Adrian Shanker in Philly Gay News - By Adrian Shanker Philadelphia Gay News April 15th, 2020 Coronavirus 19 has halted our economy, drastically shifted our social lives, infected thousands and killed many. So why aren’t more LGBTQ people quitting smoking and vaping? Our queer community consumes tobacco at double the rate of the majority population, a coping mechanism for the pervasive cultural […]
  • Labor Struggles in a Time of Pandemic— on Against the Grain - By Sasha Lilley Against the Grain, KPFA March 18th, 2020 These are anxious times for all of us, but even more so for those whose labor is deemed essential during a pandemic: delivery drivers, grocery workers, those working in Amazon warehouses, and of course health care workers. Labor Notes writer Chris Brooks discusses the challenge […]
  • Four Reasons the Ruling Elite Love This Crisis— By Lee Camp - By Lee Camp Originally posted on Consortium News April 8th, 2020 While monumental shocks currently pound citizens around the world, an orgiastic festival of exploitation is underway.  President Donald Trump and advisers hold video conference with banking executives, April 7, 2020. (White House, Shealah Craighead) By Lee Camp Special to Consortium News Leviathan monumental shocks […]
  • Bodgerment update— By Robb Johnson - By Robb Johnson April 18th, 2020 Today, the UK Bodgerment, finally, grudgingly conceded that, well, yes, there had been some shortages of some PPE. My next door neighbour John hadn’t therefore been wheeling trolleys round the wards of Sussex General Hospital for the last few weeks totally unprotected, by accident, wilfulness or misuse of resources. […]
  • Anarchy & the Rise of Mutual Aid with Cindy Milstein on the Unbroken Chain Podcast - By Maura James McNamaraUnbroken Chain PodcastApril 8th, 2020 Cindy Milstein is an anarchist organizer and writer long engaged in contemporary social movements and collective spaces. She is the author of  “Anarchism and It’s Aspirations”, coauthor of “Paths toward Utopia: Graphic Explorations of Everyday Anarchism,” and editor of the new anthology “Deciding for Ourselves: The Promise […]
  • Social Distances— By Nisi Shawl - By Nisi Shawl Originally published on Our Plague Year Here’s the summary-slash-takeaway: Tip big. Smile when you can. Call people on the phone. Be kind. Okay. So I live in Seattle. King County. Washington. At the moment, per the King County Health Department, the number of deaths in the area attributed to COVID-19 is 26, […]
  • Discussions with David— and Robb Johnson— By David Rovics - By David Rovics April 12th, 2020 In this hour with songwriter and author, Robb Johnson, we talk about school, parenting, being quarantined with children, the history of education, tour cancellations, viral pandemics and other exciting subjects. Robb has a new book out on PM Press titled The People’s Republic Of Neverland: The Child versus the […]
  • “Whether you call us Hongkongers or not – we are part of Hong Kong”— By Ralf Ruckus - By Ralf Ruckusunqch.orgApril 13th, 2020 On March 1, 2020, the migrant domestic worker and citizen journalist Yuli Riswati talked to Ralf Ruckus and Alina Kornfeldt about the (Indonesian) migrant domestic workers’ visible and invisible involvement in the Hong Kong opposition movement. Economic and social life in Hong Kong would not function without migrant domestic workers. […]
  • Liberating Sápmi w/ Gabriel Kuhn on Solecast - Solecast April 9th, 2020 Today I sit down with Gabriel Kuhn to discuss his book Liberating Sápmi. The Sámi people are the indigenous peoples of Northern Europe who presently and historically inhabit a territory stretching from northern Scandinavia to western Russia called Sápmi.  Many will be surprised to learn that there is an indigenous territory within Europe that […]
  • Peter Linebaugh on the Long History of Pandemics— on Against the Grain - By Sasha Lilley Against the Grain, KPFA March 18th, 2020 There are many ways that the crisis brought about by the coronavirus is exceptional.  But as Peter Linebaugh reminds us, pandemics throughout history have been met both by attempts by elites to extend their domination and the people’s attempts to resist while surviving.  The noted […]
  • Pandemic Review: An Audio Documentary with 11 Songs— By David Rovics - By David Rovics April 12th, 2020 I have put together a special edition of my podcast, This Week with David Rovics, telling the story so far of the pandemic, from the vantage point of one songwriter (me).  The 11 pandemic songs I’ve written since the beginning of March appear in order, sensibly strung together with […]
  • Don’t forget to wash your hands.— By Robb Johnson - An amusing offering from the unparalleled Robb Johnson!
  • Witch Hunts and Enclosures: Bodies, Land and Women— Silvia Federici on Making Contact - By Making ContactApril 8th, 2020 How are witch hunts and Capitalist economies linked? Silvia Federici, wrote the groundbreaking book, Caliban and the Witch.  In that book she argues that the witch hunts of the fifteenth century were a necessary pre-condition for Capitalism to flourish. Just as the enclosures of the middle ages created a population of landless […]
  • Housing and Health for LGBT Older Adults— Bodies and Barriers Excerpted on Lesbian.com - by Imani Woody Special to Lesbian.com Excerpted from Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health (PM Press, 2020) edited by Adrian Shanker I’m pretty sure when U.S. actress Bette Davis said, “Getting old ain’t for sissies,” she was not referring to gay older adults specifically but to the challenges that aging can bring to us […]
  • Diary of a Plague Month— By Meg Elison - By Meg Elison March 28th, 2020 The first week of shelter in place, I didn’t see anyone that I don’t live with. I’m better off than most folks (or worse, depending on how you look at it) because I live with a partner and a gaggle of roommates in a communal house in West Oakland. […]
  • Good For Some, Not For Others— By Peter Marshall - By Peter Marshall April 12th, 2020 There is an upside to this pandemic among humans. With less production and consumption because people are staying at home following a recommended lockdown, many are becoming more aware of what is essential – food and water and shelter – and what is not – throwaway fashion and the […]
  • Sign up for our email list and choose a free e-Book! - We want to offer you a free e-Book to read while at home taking care of yourself and loved ones. Physical distancing. Social solidarity. To request your free e-Book: 1) Choose which title you’d like below. 2) Choose which format from our three available: PDF, e-Pub, or mobi*. 3) Email stayhome@pmpress.org with your preference, and […]
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—A Man for This Season— By David Pilgrim - By David Pilgrim David Pilgrim is a professor, orator, and human rights activist. He is best known as the founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum—a ten-thousand-piece collection of racist artifacts located at Ferris State University, which uses objects of intolerance to teach about race, race relations, and racism. He is the author of […]
  • Camus’ Plague, and Our Own— By Ted Glick - By Ted GlickOriginally posted on Future HopeApril 6th, 2020 “The truth is that nothing is less sensational than pestilence, and by reason of their very duration great misfortunes are monotonous. In the memories of those who lived through them, the grim days of plague do not stand out like vivid flames, ravenous and inextinguishable, beaconing […]
  • Stephen meets… Adrian Shanker, Editor of ‘Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health’ - By Stephen Libby QueerForty.com April 9th, 2020 Adrian Shanker’s tireless activism has largely been concentrated in Pennsylvania. With Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health, he presents a timely and compelling look at our healthcare system and the challenges faced by LGBT people when it comes to accessing care. Recently he took a break to […]
  • Seeds for Crisis Were Planted Years Ago (Web Exclusive)— By Lee Camp - By Lee Camp April 6th, 2020 The bailout package that congress just passed is a $500 Billion+ theft from the public sphere to the private sphere. It’s the largest theft in US history. Bullet Points and Punch Lines: The Most Important Commentary Ever Written on the Epic American Tragicomedy
  • Nisi Shawl’s Talk Like a Man in Library Journal - By Kristi Chadwick Library Journal February 2020 Award-winning author Shawl (Everfair) transports readers into stories filled with politics, feminism, and Afrofuturism. This slim collection of previously unpublished short works highlights Shawl’s unique prose and talent. In “Walk Like a Man,” virtual reality cannot stop the actions of high school girl packs. The intersection of commerce and worship mixes with altars, ritual, […]
  • Witches, Witch-hunting, and Women in Race & Class Journal - By Sophia Siddiqui Race & Class Journal April 2nd, 2020 Feminism for the 99%: a manifesto By CINZIA ARRUZZA, TITHI BHATTACHARYA and NANCY FRASER (London and New York: Verso, 2019), 85 pp., £7.99. Witches, Witch-hunting and Women By Silvia Federici (Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2018), 97 pp., £12.99. I understand my mother’s reluctance to identify […]
  • Lee Camp Full Stand-Up Comedy Special (Not Allowed on American TV)— By Lee Camp - By Lee Camp March 13th, 2020 This is my latest standup comedy hour-long special and it’s free for the first time. I filmed in in Los Angeles in 2018. Enjoy! Bullet Points and Punch Lines: The Most Important Commentary Ever Written on the Epic American Tragicomedy
  • PDX Rent Strike Song— By David Rovics - By David Rovics April 7th, 2020 G There’s a suspension on evictions, stick to your convictions D _Don’t pay the rent If at home we have to stay, then most of us can’t pay, so G _Don’t pay the rent Tell your landlord, sir, that mortgage can defer Don’t pay the rent And if they […]
  • Solidarity with publishers: reading alone, together - By Siobhán McGuirk and K Biswas Red Pepper Magazine March 31st, 2020 Radical publishing houses are under existential threat – just as people look for ways to fill their time. Siobhan McGuirk and K Biswas select lockdown reads from our favourite booksellers Every print magazine of Red Pepper features book reviews. Our communities and networks […]
  • Bodies and Barriers in QNotes - By Terri Schlichenmeyer QNotes April 3rd, 2020 You woke up this morning feeling pretty good. That was quite a relief: in these frightening, uncertain times, every day of wellness is a bonus — especially when you consider that healthcare for a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or queer patient can be different than what straight people […]